What is it about?

This article discusses the process of reviewing and revalidating the Creative and Therapeutic Arts Curriculum at the University of South Wales. It explores a range of literature and research which informs the course, and discusses the changes made to the course to improve it and ensure it's relevance for students and employers.

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Why is it important?

This is quite a unique course and there is not much research about how to teach this subject area. This article tries to demonstrate how we can draw from existing research and practice to develop a university education in this field.


This was an important article for me as it represents my vision for the course as its Course Leader and shows what I have learned from working and collaborating with my wonderful colleagues.

Beth Pickard
University of South Wales

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This page is a summary of: The Process, Challenges and Opportunities of Developing a Curriculum in a Creative and Therapeutic Arts Undergraduate Degree Programme, International Journal of Art & Design Education, May 2019, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/jade.12226.
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